Rachel Noll James

Seattle, WA, USA

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Rachel is an award winning screenwriter, actress and filmmaker with a focus on female driven films and bringing the female gaze to stories and genres traditionally dominated by a male perspective. Rachel’s first feature was “Don’t Pass Me By”, a film she wrote, produced, and starred in. Rachel won Best Feature Writer at the LA Femme Festival for the script, and the film was released worldwide in February of 2014. Soon after, Rachel wrote, produced and starred in the multiple award-winning short film Paramnesia that was selected to be a part of the acclaimed horror collective Fun Size Horror Volume 1, which made a splash in the LA festival scene, and was released worldwide in 2015. Around the same time, Rachel made her directorial debut with the short film Half Light, a film she also wrote and starred in. This film landed her as a quarter-finalist in the NexTV directing talent search and was picked up for exclusive distribution through Seed & Spark. Rachel most recently produced and co-wrote the feature film The Storyteller which won the SILVER PRIZE in the Family Film category in the prestigious PAGE International Screenwriting Awards and was released on Hallmark Movies Now after winning multiple awards in the festival circuit. Rachel also completed production on her second directed short, a proof of concept for the feature film Follow the River – a female driven Western slated to shoot in New Mexico.